Taita African Caecilian (Boulengerula taitana)

Taita African Caecilian (Boulengerula taitana)

Series of top view illustrations of the Taita African Caecilian
Description
Description

The Taita African Caecilian (Boulengerula taitana) is a burrowing caecilian found in Kenya, especially in montane forests with rich moist soils in the Taita Hills region. It is also called Taita Mountains caecilian or Taita Hills Caecilian. It can be omnivores or detritivores. It lays between two to nine eggs. Once the young hatch, they feed on the mother’s rich nutritious skin. Like most caecilians, it is blind, nocturnal, terrestrial, and spends most of the time underground. Males are a little longer than females. While juveniles are unpigmented, adults have blue skin covered in contrasting annulation.

Dimensions & Sizes
Dimensions & Sizes

The Taita African Caecilian has an overall length between 5.9”-14.6” (15-37 cm) and body diameter of .12”-.31” (3-8 mm). The typical lifespan of the Taita African Caecilian is between 1-2 years.

3D Model
3D Model
Common Questions
Common Questions
Taita African Caecilian (Boulengerula taitana)
Details
Details

*Under Development*

Height:
.12”-.31” | 3-8 mm (Diameter)
Width:
.12”-.31” | 3-8 mm (Diameter)
Depth:
Length:
5.9”-14.6” | 15-37 cm
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Scientific Name:
Boulengerula taitana
Lifespan:
1-2 years

Drawings include:

Taita African Caecilian top view (assorted)

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Caecilians, belonging to the order Apoda, are a group of limbless, serpentine amphibians. Unlike their frog and salamander cousins, caecilians are characterized by their elongated bodies, concealed ears, and small or absent eyes, adaptations for a burrowing lifestyle.

.79”-.98” | 20-25 mm (Diameter)
.79”-.98” | 20-25 mm (Diameter)
18.1”-22” | 46-56 cm
4-5 years
Rubber Eel
2.500
2.500
56.000
5.00
2300
GUIDE
3D
Rubber Eel
.47”-.79” | 12-20 mm (Diameter)
.47”-.79” | 12-20 mm (Diameter)
11”-17.7” | 28-45 cm
1-2 years
Ringed Caecilian
2.000
2.000
45.000
2.00
450
GUIDE
3D
Ringed Caecilian
.59”-1.18” | 15-30 mm (Diameter)
.59”-1.18” | 15-30 mm (Diameter)
11.8”-19.7” | 30-50 cm
10-14 years
Mexican Burrowing Caecilian
3.000
3.000
50.000
14.00
260
GUIDE
3D
Mexican Burrowing Caecilian
.31”-.47” | 8-12 mm (Diameter)
.31”-.47” | 8-12 mm (Diameter)
39.4”-59” | 1-1.5 m
10-13 years
Thompson's Caecilian
1.200
1.200
150.000
13.00
180
GUIDE
3D
Thompson's Caecilian
.12”-.31” | 3-8 mm (Diameter)
.12”-.31” | 3-8 mm (Diameter)
5.9”-14.6” | 15-37 cm
1-2 years
Taita African Caecilian
0.800
0.800
37.000
2.00
150
GUIDE
3D
Taita African Caecilian
.39”-.59” | 10-15 mm (Diameter)
.39”-.59” | 10-15 mm (Diameter)
13.8”-15.75” | 35-40 cm
11-20 years
Gaboon Caecilian
1.500
1.500
40.000
20.00
30
GUIDE
3D
Gaboon Caecilian